Nearly four dozen towns to split $585K for rec programs for disabled

TRENTON – The Department of Community Affairs awarded $585,000 in Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (ROID) Grants to 43

TRENTON – The Department of Community Affairs awarded $585,000 in Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (ROID) Grants to 43 municipalities in the state today.

The grants provide funding assistance to towns and counties for short-term special events and comprehensive recreational services for individuals with disabilities.

“No matter who you are, participating in recreational activities is essential to feeling part of the community and to improving quality of life,” said DCA Commissioner Lori Grifa in a release. “The grants will provide a variety of opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to engage in leisure activities that range from sports to crafts to cooking.”

Local unit awards are as follows:

Bergen County, $30,900

Atlantic County, $22,300

Sussex County, $20,000

Union County, $18,900

Middlesex County, 15,000

Mercer County, $15,000

Cape May County, $16,500

West Milford (Passaic), $20,000

West Caldwell (Essex), $20,000

Secaucus (Hudson), $20,000

Roxbury (Morris), $20,000

Plainsboro (Middlesex), $20,000

City of Orange (Essex), $20,000

Cherry Hill (Camden), $20,000

Barnegat (Ocean), $20,000
West Windsor (Mercer), $15,000

Lyndhurst (Bergen), $15,000

Jackson (Ocean), $15,000

Fair Lawn (Bergen), $15,000

East Brunswick (Middlesex), $15,000

Bloomfield (Essex), $15,000

North Bergen (Hudson), $14,000

Paterson (Passaic), $13,000

Montville (Morris), $13,000

South Brunswick (Middlesex), $12,500

Willingboro (Burlington), $12,000

Woodcliff Lake (Bergen), $10,000

Howell (Monmouth), $10,000

Eatontown (Monmouth), $10,000

Closter (Bergen), $10,000

Boonton (Morris), $10,000

Aberdeen (Monmouth), $10,000

Vernon (Sussex), $8,000

Perth Amboy (Middlesex), $8,000

Deptford (Gloucester), $8,000

Paramus (Bergen), $7,500

Knowlton (Warren), $7,500

Franklin (Somerset), $6,700

Lincoln Park (Morris), $6,500

Vineland (Cumberland), $5,200

Washington (Morris), $5,000

Nutley (Essex), $5,000

Clayton (Gloucester), $4,500 Nearly four dozen towns to split $585K for rec programs for disabled